If you don’t know the Albert Link Hut, or rather the in-house Kaiserschmarrn, you should start planning your next trip to Spitzingsee now. Idylically located a 15 minute walk from lake Spitzingsee, the Albert-Link-Hütte is by far our favourite place to grab a beer and a snack in the Bavarian Alps. The path is relatively flat, making it perfect for pushing a stroller/buggy, as well as being safe enough to let smaller kids wander freely. On arrival you’ll find a large playground and family-friendly staff. Did we mention the Kaiserschmarrn?
Located at 1053m in the beautiful Valepp, the Albert Link Hut serves as a starting point for one of the many tours in the hiking area on Spitzingsee. It’s also a family-friendly place to stay during a short vacation in the Bavarian Alps. The lovingly-furnished guest rooms and the large outdoor terrace offer space for larger groups as well as couples and families.
Many of the guests you meet are here simply for food – the hut can be classified as a day-out in its own right. The hut is a member of the DAV program “Taste of the mountains” and holds the coveted environmental quality certificate of the Alpine Clubs. Below the terrace, children can explore the spacious playground within sight of parents and caregivers.
We would hazard a guess that half of the guests make their way from Spitzingsee to the Albert-Link-Hütte just for the Kaiserschmarrn. Fluffy on the inside, crispy caramelized on the outside and served with roasted plums, apricots, or classic with apple sauce. We are not the only ones who consider it to be the best Kaiserschmarrn in the Bavarian Alps.
Those looking for something more hearty will find both Bavarian classics as well as specialties from Tyrol on the menu. No matter what you order, nobody will leave the table hungry here. The portions are extremely generous, both for the main courses and the famous pancake dessert. We strongly advise exercising caution when ordering a main meal to ensure space to try the infamous Kaiserschmarrn for dessert.
Another culinary speciality at the Albert Link Hut is the freshly baked bread from the hut’s wood-fired oven, which even serves as a bowl for a variety of soups on the menu. In good weather you can enjoy the smell of feshly baked loaves from the terrace, where you can choose from up to six different kinds of loaf to take away. The walnut bread is highly recommended. Homemade pasta is also available from the shop inside the hut.
Visiting the Albert Link Hut in winter
If there is enough snow, you can pull a sledge from the barrier at the beginning of Valepperstraße all the way to the Albert Link Hut. Once there, gentle toboggan hills await. The undulating surroundings provide short and wide runs for sledging – perfect for the little ones and beginners. A snow-reliable cross-country ski trail also starts directly in front of the Albert Link Hut. With such a variety of activities nearby, the Albert Link Hut is the perfect destination for a winter day-out near Munich.
Hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, skiing… The Albert Link Hut is the starting point for all kind of tours in the Spitzingsee area. Probably the best-known tour nearby is the hike to the Rotwand. The Albert Link Hut is of course a popular stop during a leisurely walk along the Spitzingsee loop trail.
In summer, when the weather is nice, the terrace gets busy and the waiting times after ordering can be long. Even so, the Albert Link Hut is always worth a visit and is one of the best mountain inns and Bavarian restaurants in the region. Plan some extra time for your visit and bring some patience and you’ll be fine – which shouldn’t be difficult in such a beautiful setting.
Directions & Parking
By Public Transport: With the Bavarian Regiobahn (BRB) from Munich to Schliersee. Take the RVO bus 9562 from here up to Spitzingsattel or on to the Spitzingsee Kirche stop in the village of Spitzingsee. From here, the Albert Link Hut can only be reached on foot or by bike.
By Car: Those arriving by car will find parking spaces at the church in the village of Spitzingsee (limited spaces available). Alternatively the car park at the Taubensteinbahn is a great and cheap option for €5 / day.
Address: Valepper Str. 8, 83727 Schliersee-Spitzingsee